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Myanmar's Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi honored in Rome ahead of talks with pope
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Sunday, October 27, 2013 4:32 PM EDT
Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi has picked up an overdue honor from Rome, a city she fondly recalled enjoying, along with its gelato, 40 years earlier.
In 1994, Rome had conferred the honor in absentia on Suu Kyi, a champion of democracy who spent years as a political prisoner in her homeland.
She and her National League for Democracy party were frozen out of politics by the military regime that governed until 2011, and last year she and several dozen party members won parliamentary seats.
In picking up the honor Sunday, she recalled visiting Rome while a student at Oxford.
On Monday, Suu Kyi meets with Pope Francis at the Vatican.